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time southbound from the schuylkill to 95. and speeds also into the mid 60s. back to you. >> thank you. today in camden, the trial is scheduled to begin for a man accused of killing his 3-year-old son. david creato is charged with first-degree murder. his son brendan was found dead a year and a half ago. matt delucia is live in camden. bring us up to speed on this case. >> reporter: the trial date had been delayed several times. as you mentioned, that jury selection is expected to begin today. the next step in this process. a year and a half following the death of this 3-year-old boy. over the weekend, a memorial that had been set up over the past year and a half for brandon creato was removed. this the spot where he was found dead in october of 2015. the candles and stuffed animals were taken away because the jury will be expected to make a trip to the site at a wooded area near the cooper river at some point during the trial. prosecutors say it was the boy's dad, 23-year-old david creato jr., who killed the boy because
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he was hindering a relationship with his teenage girlfriend. creato has pleaded not guilty to murder and child endangerment charges. he says the boy wandered away on his own. prosecutors, though, say the boy suffered from homicidal violence. jury selection is expected to begin today. we'll keep you post on what happens with his case as it unfolds. live in camden, matt delucia, nbc10 news. 4:31. the nationwide manhunt for the facebook killer continues. police in cleveland say steve stephens shot an elderly man at random sunday, then posted video of the murder on facebook. the suspect blamed a woman for his actions. police in philadelphia said they have no indication that stephens is in the city. authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. in cleveland last night, loved ones and friends held a vigil for the murder victim, 74-year-old robert godwin sr. mourners tried to comfort each other at the spot where godwin
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was picking up aluminum cans when he was gunned down. new from overnight, norristown police are investigating a deadly shooting. police say a man in his 20s was shot and killed near sweet and oak streets around 11:00 last night. the victim died at the hospital. police are searching for suspects and a motive. and here are the stories that we'll be following in the day ahead. >> officers held hostage at the delaware prison plan to speak publicly about a federal lawsuit they'll be filing. in february, inmates held the workers during that standoff at the vaughn correctional facility in south americany. lieutenant steve good day -- smyrna. lieutenant steven floyd was killed. his widow is expected to join today. in philadelphia, the fire commissioner will answer questions about the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty in the city's history. joyce craig was killed battling a house fire at west oak lane in 2014. yesterday the fire department and osha released reports on her death. they include new pictures from inside the home where craig was
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trapped and later found unconscious. both reports said a whole in craig's breathing mask was the cause of her death but also found problems with how her colleagues responded to her seven emergency distress signals. the fire department acknowledged there was no coordinated effort to respond to the may day calls that craig made. the department said it's already made several changes in response to her death. we'll tell you about the changes in the next half hour. happening today, northeastern pennsylvania prosecutors plan to rest their case against accused cop killer eric frein. he's charged with shooting two state troopers during an ambush in 2014, killing one of them. you're looking at the officer who survived the ambush. trooper alex douglas took the stand yesterday calling frein a coward. douglas told a jury that getting shot felt like getting hit in the back with a baseball bat. and a burlington county man will be sentenced today for the murder of a 6-year-old boy in one of the nation's most famous missing child cases. pedro hernandez was convicted of killing etan patz in new york in
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1979. the child disappeared as he walked to his bus stop. pats became the first -- patz became the first child to appear on milk cartons, and his body was never found. police got a tip in 2012 that led him to hernandez. he later confessed. today there will be a march against gun violence at 11:00 this morning. marchers will start at bondel elementary school and end up at whitman park. police chief scott thompson will be among those participating. a live look at philly international now. the next trip through there could be faster. starting today, you can sign up to use a special tsa pre-check center in the airport. the temporary tsa office is designed to get you screened faster. it will be located in terminal b baggage claim. signup period runs through next friday. the program costs $85. it is tuesday, april 18th. today's tax day, 2017. the traditional deadline is extended three days because
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april 15th fell on a saturday this year. yesterday was a holiday in washington, d.c. today's the last day to file your return or file for a six-month extension. we want your feedback on tax day. are you one of those last-minute filers? let us know how you plan on spending your refund. reach out to us on facebook or on twitter. another local cemetery has become the target of vandals. >> we'll show the damage done in cherry hill and how police learned about the crime. at 4:35, town hall tension. we'll explain why people in burlington county claim they're being ignored by their congressman. and wounded warrior. we'll show how a veteran from northeastern pennsylvania made quite the impact during the boston marathon. 57 degrees at 4:35. a cooler start this morning. a little bit of a breeze blowing. that's a live view from center city. you'll need the sunglasses today. put the umbrella on hold. i've got the neighborhood forecast just ahead.
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a quick check of the roads. we're watching 295. here's the cameras around the black horse pike over in bell mawr. minimum wa no major problems or delays. northbound and southbound looks good. if you're heading out in bordentown township and typically take the new jersey turnpike, head sas up. northbound, there's an overturned tractor-trailer. a crash near 206 around exit 7. traffic still is getting by. we have the right lane closed for now. traffic is getting by the scene. you don't need an alternate for now. we'll keep an eye on that for you especially as the morning progresses and we'll end on the 42 freeway. in new jersey, northbound from 55 moving toward the walt whitman bridge. a five-minute trip. speeds still into the early 60s. i'll have more updates for you
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on the rest of your drive. the next when i'm back in ten minutes. 4:39. a live view of cape may. we saw some rain yesterday. the clouds are thinning out. just a few thin clouds overhead. they're going to be moving out completely. it's going to be a nice sunny view from the marquee de la fayette hotel. a chilly morning. temperatures in the 40s for the lehigh valley and suburbs. delaware down to 53. while it's 57 at philadelphia international, there's chillier neighborhoods in new jersey, as well. swedesboro at 50. woodstown is 51. 54 in mt. laurel. robinsville is 52. cooler than yesterday. and that cooler weather is going to stay with us through the day. but we'll see lots of sunshine. you'll need the jacket this morning at the bus stop. at 8:00, in the 40s for allentown, quakertown and exton, lots of sunshine. 49 degrees in reading. low 50s for trenton and
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wilmington, both at 51 degrees. plenty of sunshine for atlantic city and philadelphia. that's to start with. we'll see sunshine all day today. there go the last clouds. you see across delaware and south jersey. thin clouds, not rain clouds here. rain is out of the picture for us for today. look how nice and clear it is for the west. the rain showers will stay to the south. but some of this moisture is going to get dragged into our area as this storm system approaches. we'll start to see the clouds tomorrow. i think the rain is going to hold off until thursday when we have a chance of some showers and thunderstorms. none of that will be here today. so sunny skies, 67 degrees this afternoon. a beautiful spring day. tomorrow, the clouds move in. we'll get sunshine in the morning. it won't take long for the clouds to take over tomorrow. showers most likely hold off on wednesday. a better chance we'll see some scattered showers and possibly some thunderstorms on thursday. not an all-day rainfall here. enough breaks in the clouds to send us up to 75 degrees
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thursday afternoon. rain showers into friday. and then we get a break for the first half of the weekend. 64, nice on saturday. but the clouds will race back in here with rain. we could see potentially nice, steady rain for sunday and into monday. that's going to hold temperatures into the 60s for both days. some of the showers lingering into tuesday. then we dry out on wednesday, and another chance of showers but warmer, near 70, next thursday. >> thanks for that. 4:41. incredible stories coming out of the boston marathon yesterday. >> yeah. two stories stand out. this is video of a wounded veteran from northeastern pennsylvania carrying a fellow runner across the finish line. army staff sergeant earl granville of lackawanna county was wounded in action but has competed in several marathons since his injury in 2008. how grateful is she? this first video appeared on facebook and head more than a million views. [ cheers ]
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>> and that's history being made at the finish line. kathrine switzer was the first woman to officially run the boston marathon in 1967. yesterday at the age of 80, she did it again. even wore the same bib that she wore in her first race. it is now officially retired, and she finished the marathon in four hours, 44 minutes, 31 seconds. we missed the story there. the first time she ran, she ran with just -- she registered with initials because a woman had never run the race. she almost got pushed out by one of the race directors saying "get out of my race." her boyfriend -- >> pushed the guy -- >> pushed the guy out, and she finished. >> protected her and let her run the rest of the way. >> that's the story. police have a suspect in custody. they say he shot a 13-year-old boy through his bedroom window. >> we'll explain how the investigation that started in burks county ended in florida. how police have narrowed a search for a group of vandals caught on camera in bucks county. vanessa: i got hurt and was given painkillers.
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by the time the drugs ran out, i was addicted. it happened so fast. i ended up on the streets, where the drugs are cheaper and easier to get. i was a full blown heroin addict, selling my soul to get high. when i realized i needed help i didn't know where to go. but i got help and you can too. you're not alone. help is within reach. this is governor chris christie. call 844 reach nj or visit reachnj.gov.
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our county-by-county coverage begins in chester county. >> a man accused in the torture murder of his ex-girlfriend's 3-year-old son is ruled competent to stand trial. scott mcmill at's body was found -- mcmillan's body was found in the family trailer in 2014. his mother pleaded guilty to third-degree murder charges. she also agreed to testify against her ex-boyfriend who will go on trial for first-degree murder in september. a 19-year-old man now faces charges in the shooting of a 13-year-old in berks county. police say matthew hale shot the victim in the teen's home in washington township friday night. hale was captured over the weekend not far from orlando, florida. the victim is still in critical condition. a case of cemetery vandalism in cherry hill. someone damaged more than a dozen gravestone statues at the calvary cemetery on marlton
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pike. people visiting on easter reported the desecrations to police. it's unclear when the statues were damaged. today marks one week since a montgomery county woman was last seen alive. uber driver kristin laib of abington vanished last tuesday in northeast philadelphia. yesterday police found her car at the base of the ben franklin bridge. police believe she was out to harm herself. in trenton, hundreds of law enforcement members are expected to attend the 18th annual blue mass. the event is dedicated to men and women serving in communities from burlington, mercer, monmouth, and ocean counties. the blue mass also honors the memory of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. and the war on drugs begins today in bucks county. officials will announce a drug epidemic blitz. four town hall events are planned this month to educate people about the opioid epidemic and how to help people who are addicted. the first event, a narcan training session, is scheduled
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for tomorrow in morristown. also in bucks county, police have identified all the people in this video. it shows a man trying to he was this bench at a -- heave this bench at a business. it bounces back and lands on top of him. several other businesses were vandalized on the street last week. so far no charges have been filed. in north jersey, two jersey lawmakers are calling for quick repairs at the damaged hoboken rail station. a platform has been walled off since september when a train barrelled into the station. the closed concourse caused a huge bottleneck for commuters. when there are problems at penn station like the recent derailments there. the project to repair the station will not be complete until 2019. 4:47. speaking of the commute, let's check your ride to work on this tuesday morning. >> jessica's looking at the vine street expressway. clear? we're clear so far. we're watching around the cameras at 20th street. it looks good so far. the eastbound side, westbound side moving toward the
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schuylkill or to 95. so far, no problems getting through. we do have a few things going on out there. this is one in norristown. a crash on main around ford street. that was new into the system a while ago. this intersection is closed on lansdale with a crash there. moving to bordentown, in jersey, the new jersey turnpike dealing with an overturned tractor-trailer situation on the northbound side around route 206, exit 7. traffic is still getting by, though. you don't need an alternate for now. you will be able to get through. you see the turnpike here is green on that northbound side. all that traffic that's moving northbound can get through again. we'll keep our eye on that for you in case that's here throughout the morning commute and poses a bit more of a problem as more traffic gets out the door. again, updates when i come back in ten. >> thank you. 4:48 on this tuesday. let's find out what it's going to be looking like today. >> meteorologist bill henley has the most accurate forecast for the day. bill? we had the rain showers yesterday and got sunshine in the afternoon.
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today, we'll see sunshine from the moment it comes up this morning. right now, just a few thin clouds in philadelphia. the clouds are actually quickly moving away. the temperatures at 57 now. it will cool to 53 at 8:00. then with sunny skies, we start to climb into the upper 50s at 10:00. look at the 60s with brilliant sunshine this afternoon for philadelphia. the suburbs, 52 now, down to 50 at 8:00. nothing but sunshine today. 60 degrees by lunchtime. yu you'll see a nice warmup in the lehigh valley, clear skies, cool. 48 to start, still in the 40s at 8:00. the sun will be bright. it will feel like it's in the 50s and will warm through the 50s and into the 60s. middle 60s this afternoon, typical for this time of year. for new jersey, sunny skies in store for today. 52 right now. down a degree by 8:00. right into the 60s this afternoon. by 2:00 this afternoon, 64
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degrees. at the store, you'll see that sea breeze picking up. a little bit breezy at noontime. 16-mile-an-hour wind out of the northeast becomes more easterly. that's a sea breeze through the afternoon. it will be 50s with sunshine for the jersey shore. and delaware, well, warming from the 50s where it is right now into the upper 50s, close to 60 degrees at 10:00. clear skies from noontime through 2:00 and 4:00. 67 degrees. nothing more than a few thin clouds later this afternoon. i am tracking the return of cloud cover. and yes, more wet weather, as well. we'll have a look coming up with the ten day on 10 in the next half hour. >> thanks. ten minutes before 5:00 now. more voters across the region are calling for town halls so they can meet lawmakers face to face. >> last night in burlington county, two town halls just miles apart got very different reactions. take a look. >> don't take our health care plan. >> his complete refusal to listen to his constituents and to go to any gathering where his
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constituents are. >> protesters in mt. laurel were apparently not satisfied with republican congressman tom mcarthur's public town hall in ocean city last month. his meeting at a retirement community last night was not public. it was closed to the public. meantime, a town hall at maple shade high school featuring democratic congressman donald n norcroft was open to everyone. >> i think it's a good idea. this way, people can vote and give our opinions. >> just can't listen every two years. you have to listen all the time. this is what town halls do. >> both constituents and protesters were looking for answers about health care, the environment, and other issues. one year after pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana, the state remains at least a year away for opening facilities. the governor updated the program in harrisburg yesterday. wolf said even though no answers or dispensaries are open yet, more than 200 sick children now have access to medical marijuana. the governor said everything should be up and running by next
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year. traffic deaths in pennsylvania are dropping. penndot says nearly 1,200 deaths were reported last year. the lowest number since the '20s. penndot marked an increase in pedestrian deaths and people killed at intersections. prisons in philadelphia are less crowded. the mayor's office released that report yesterday showing the city's inmate population declined 12% from last year. philadelphia's goal is to reduce the prison population by one-third over the next several years. drug camps are key to philadelphia's ongoing drug epidemic. this morning, we have an exclusive look at one of them. >> take a good look at conditions along gurney street in north philadelphia. an area known as el campamento along the train tracks. officials say there's a half mile-long stretch of muddy ground covered by garbage, and more than half a million used drug needles.
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there's furniture scattered and places where heroin is left out in the open. >> what's important to us is the sanctity of human life and conditions like this. we want to prevent people from -- >> according to officials, 17 people died from overdoses in that area alone last year. earlier this month the city announced that it's considering legal action against conrail, the can ump that owns the lands a-- the company that owns the land along the tracks. next at 5:00, breaking news. the supreme court rules on the first of a record-setting amount of planned executions in arkansas. plus, connecting passengers. we'll tell you about the new feature being tested on septa buses that could change the way you ride. and return of a.i. we'll tell you when you can see them back on the court in philadelphia.
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good morning, everyone, jessica boyington watching the
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roads now. we're watching quiet streets on route 7 it 3 voorheis at cooper road. a few cars out the door. a good drive so far. that's not what it looks like everywhere. i'll check out bordentown township. a crash on the new jersey turnpike. i'll tell you where and what's going on when i come back. four minutes before 5:00. former president obama is expected to attend today's funeral for pittsburgh steelers chairman dan rooney. rooney served as ambassador to ireland under president obama. the steelers gave friends and fans a chance to say good-bye during a public viewing at heinz field yesterday. rooney died last week after a brief illness. he was 84. the future is now for eagles quarterback carson wentz. he mailed the media to talk about improvements he's made in the off season and about his impressions of philadelphia. >> truly enjoy being here. i feel like it fits me, fits my personality. i just love this place. >> wentz has already met with some of his new teammates and thinks that they will help the
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team improve. he also isn't satisfied with his rookie year. wentz said he believes with the right adjustments the eagles could make the playoffs next season. the phillies may be out of town, but there will be baseball today at citizens bank park. here's a love look at the stadium now -- a live look at the stadium now. the top division one and two college teams in our area will play for championships at 1:00 p.m. university of the sciences taking on west chester in the final at the bill giles invitational. then penn meets lasalle and will decide the liberty bell classic title. this summer the answer is coming out of retirement. allen iverson is one of the biggest stars to compete in a new three-on-three basketball league featuring nba players. he will be a player coach for the team fittingly named three's company since he was number 3. it tips off june 25th. he will return to the wells fargo center july 16th. julius, "dr. j." irving, will be
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the head coach of tri-state. >> could be big when they come to philly. a pennsylvania teenager hopes to win america's heart when he performs on "the voice." >> mark isiah won the knockout round last week. >> he did. ♪ and i never like to admit they was wrong ♪ >> the 19-year-old from mt. pocono will sing in the first live playoff round tonight for teen adam. his hope is to win enough votes to keep going until the live finale. you can watch and vote tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. on nbc10. the show's too late for me. i know you dvr it and are a big fan. >> i like this kid. i like team adam. we'll see what happens. now for more on the stories we're following now on "nbc10 news today"ality -- "nbc10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. -- >> new details about how a firefighter died in the line of duty. restaurant death mystery. investigators searching for answers after a burned body is found in a vacant building. and race against the clock.
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breaking overnight, the u.s. supreme court halts the first of eight planned executions in arkansas. just about 5:00 a.m. this tuesday morning. a lot to talk about this morning. welcome to "nbc10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. a little bit of rain yesterday. what's it looking like today? we'll get to meteorologist bill henley with the most accurate nbc10 first alert neighborhood weather forecast. you can give the umbrella the day off. you won't need it. sunglasses, a different story. you'll need those. once the sun is up, we'll see brilliant sunshine. the warming process begins. at this hour, it's getting chillier. in fact, definitely chillier than yesterday. the lehigh valley, 46. 49 in new jersey. 48 at the suburbs. philadelphia and delaware, low 50s. 53 at philadelphia international. at 7:00, sunshine. a little bit of a northerly breeze. that's usually a cooling direction for us. in the low 50s to start with.
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the sun will be so bright, at 10:00, close to 60 in spite of the winds. then into the 60s this afternoon. typical april weather. 67 degrees for philadelphia. the suburbs up to 66. 63 degrees for new jersey. at the shore, plenty of sunshine, a sea breeze will keep temperatures in the 50s. not for the lehigh valley and delaware. 50s later today. i'll break it down hour by hour to show how quickly the last clouds move out and temperatures move up into the 60s in ten minutes. first jessica boyington. borden township, on the new jersey turnpike's northbound side around 206, around exit 7. moving northbound by the scene. you see in the system, we are in the green. traffic is getting by the scene. you don't need an alternate. we'll check in with this for the rest of the morning, of course, as it's still there to see if it's a problem for more of the morning commute. also watching the garden state

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